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Scilab help >> Matlab binary files I/O > matfile_varreadnext


Reads next variable in a Matlab V5 binary MAT-file.

Calling Sequence

[name[, value[, vartype]]] = matfile_varreadnext(fd)



Real: file descriptor (returned by matfile_open).


String: name of the variable read or "" if reading failed.


Any Scilab type: value of the variable read or an empty matrix if reading failed.


Real: type of the variable if reading succeeds or:

  • 0: if the variable type is unknown.

  • -1: if end of file has been reached.


Reads next variable in a Matlab binary MAT-file opened by matfile_open.

See Also


This function uses MATIO library ( ).

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Last updated:
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